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OxygenOS: The New OnePlus ROM Powering Its Future Smartphones

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 day ago · 2 Comments · 1.3k views

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OnePlus has revealed the official name of its upcoming ROM that will power its current and future smartphones. Called OxygenOS, the ROM has been chosen from one fan’s suggestion, after OnePlus opened its ears to the community for ideas to call its new ROM.

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Acer To Launch New Windows Phone Devices At MWC 2015

by Farhan · 1 day ago · No Comments · 440 views

Acer Liquid Z5 04Acer has confirmed plans to announce new Windows Phone devices at Mobile World Congress 2015 in March. This marks a surprising change of heart for the company that had originally abandoned the operating system because it was too risky.

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Microsoft Invests In Rogue Android Developer Cyanogen

by Farhan · 1 day ago · 1 Comment · 1.1k views

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Cyanogen wants to take Android away from Google, and it looks like Microsoft is more than happy to help it along with a US$70 million investment in the company. While the amount makes Redmond a minority investor in the company, there is a sense that Microsoft would like nothing more than to loosen Google’s grip on the world’s most widespread operating system.

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Youtube Drops Flash And Makes HTML5 Video The Default Setting

by Terry Bass · 3 days ago · No Comments · 1.2k views

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Youtube has taken the initiative to move over to the HTML5 platform for its video library and it has finally announced that it’s ready for public release. Users who use Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari 8 and Beta Firefox will now be served with a HTML5 version of Youtube by default.

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Apple Releases its Record Q1 2015 Results, is Now the Top Smartphone Vendor in China

by Huei Song · 3 days ago · 3 Comments · 1.3k views

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Earlier today, Apple announced its financial results for its fiscal 2015 first quarter that ended in 27 December 2014. The company reports US$74.6 billion in revenue earning and US$18 billion in profit in the past 3 months. If you’re not familiar with the numbers, it’s very, very impressive, and it’s mainly thanks to iPhone sales, as well as its performance in China.

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Apple Releases Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 Update

by Huei Song · 3 days ago · No Comments · 1.2k views

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If you’re a Mac or iOS user, it’s time to give your device an update because Apple recently released the Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and iOS 8.1.3 update that features bug fixes and more.

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Cyanogen Wants to be Independent of Google

by Andrew Cheng · 5 days ago · 7 Comments · 1.9k views

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The CEO of Cyanogen, Kirt McMaster, has announced his wish to be independent of Google in the next three to five years. Basically, he wants CyanogenMod to be an open version of Android that offers a deeper level of access to the core of the operating system.

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Oppo Releases ColorOS 2.0.5i Beta for Find 7 and Find 7a

by Huei Song · 5 days ago · 1 Comment · 747 views

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That was fast, less than a month after releasing the ColorOS v2.0.4i beta update for Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a users, the Chinese company now has a new update – ColorOS v2.0.5i beta that patches up some bugs, as well as introduces several “really cool features”.

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Apple Allows Chinese Government To Examine iOS Source Code

by Farhan · 5 days ago · 5 Comments · 1.4k views

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The Chinese government has managed to convince Apple to turn over their source code to assuage fears of secret backdoors and spying. This brings many years of pressure from the government to an end, although the move could have also have been prompted by US whistleblower Edward Snowden’s comments about the iPhone last week.

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BlackBerry Thinks That Net Neutrality Means Apple Should Make Apps For Its Smartphones

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 3 Comments · 1k views

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen has a new plan for enforcing net neutrality in the US, and it involves forcing Apple and Android app developers to build apps for BlackBerry devices. While he named iMessage and Netflix specifically, Chen appears to believe that it should apply to all content in the mobile space.

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Windows 10 Devices Will Use Lumia Camera as the Default Camera App

by Andrew Cheng · 1 week ago · No Comments · 526 views

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The Lumia Camera app has been confirmed to be the default camera app for all Windows 10 devices. This extends to all devices running the new operating system from Microsoft, including PCs, tablets, and of course, smartphones.

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Twitter Introduces Recap “While You Were Away” Feature

by Terry Bass · 1 week ago · No Comments · 178 views

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Twitter is improving the way users get their tweets, especially when they’re away from the app. Twitter’s new “While You Were Away” feature attempts to change all that to get you constantly updated.

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